The partner of the kayaker contacted Humber Coastguard at 09:33 after he had failed to return to shore at King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth, 30 minutes later than expected.
Cullercoats and Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboats were paged immediately and the volunteer crews launched a few minutes later, speeding to the scene. When they reached King Edwards Bay they found that the kayaker had returned to shore and was safe and well.
The lifeboats then returned to station.
Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble